Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Home Print this page Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size Users Online: 270
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-93

Natural radioactivity content in various building materials of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


1 Meenakshi Sundararajan Research Centre, Meenakshi College for Women (Autonomous), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Physics, Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
J Punniyakotti
Department of Physics, Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College, Kodambakkam, Chennai - 600 024, Tamil Nadu
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/rpe.rpe_14_22

Rights and Permissions

Natural radioactivity content in different types of building materials obtained from Chennai city has been determined. In this study, the most commonly used building materials such as clay bricks, cement, sediment, tiles, marbles, and granite have been considered for quantifying natural radioactivity content using gamma-ray spectroscopy. The annual effective dose (AED) values obtained in this study, varying from 0.04 mSv to 0.57 mSv, are deduced from the natural radioactivity content; these are lower than the European Commission Report 112 recommended level of 1 mSv. Therefore, the use of all the building materials in question, collected from in and around Chennai, in the construction of dwellings is considered to be radiologically safe for the inhabitants.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
Next article
Previous article
Table of Contents
Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
Citation Manager
Access Statistics
Reader Comments
Email Alert *
Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed244    
    Printed10    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded50    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal